About Us

The Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of the humane treatment of both domestic animals and wildlife found living on the New Brunswick campuses of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey as a result of abandonment, having become lost, or by birth to the aforementioned, and—in the case of wildlife—having become sick, injured, or displaced from their natural habitat.

We are a collaboration of Rutgers staff, faculty, students, and community volunteers. Scarlet Paws has made a long-term commitment to the welfare and well-being of these animals. Following the example of animal welfare groups organized at other colleges and universities (such as Stanford, Texas A&M, Towson, and Utah State University), we endeavor to promote community awareness of their condition, and to promote, educate, and encourage responsible and timely action by the Rutgers Community and appropriate personnel, toward their care, rescue, and placement into safe and appropriate environments.

Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network, Inc is a public charity exempt from Federal Income tax under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, and contributions to Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network, Inc are tax deductible.

News

Scarlet Paws to hold Adoption Day at Animal Health Care of Marlboro: Sunday, September 28, 10am to 1pm

Binky, Dinky, and Misha

(09/28/2014) Have you been considering adding a new member to your pet family? If so, please join Animal Health Care of Marlboro (AHC) and members of Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network at our next Adoption Day, scheduled for Sunday, September 28, from 10am - 1pm.

Come meet and play with adorable kittens and cats who will be available for adoption, such as Binky, Dinky, Misha (pictured at right; click for a larger picture) and Grisha (not pictured), four sweet and friendly boys who were rescued from Douglass Campus earlier this year. All kittens and cats have been spayed/neutered, have tested negative for FiV/Felv, and have been vaccinated.

Any Scarlet Paws cats adopted from Animal Health Care of Marlboro will receive a free wellness visit at AHC within 30 days of being adopted!

If you are unable to attend on September 28, please contact AHC to schedule an appointment to meet our adoptable cats.

Animal Health Care of Marlboro is located at:
299 Route 9 South (at Union Hill Road), Englishtown, NJ 07726
Telephone: 732-972-3201
Email: yourpetsvet@ahcmarlboro.com

Hope to see you there!



Binky and Dinky are looking for a home!

Binky Dinky

(8/18/2014) Binky (above left, click for a larger picture) and Dinky (above right, click for a larger picture) are sibling kittens who are looking for their forever homes! They were rescued from the Douglass Campus of Rutgers University.

Binky and Dinky are both black male kittens and look almost exactly alike. They are about 4 months old and are part of an all male litter which included Bisha (now Leo), Grisha and Misha. These guys were instantly domesticated, and love to have their bellies rubbed. They also like to explore and play with all sorts of cat toys! Binky (as you can see from this photo) was very comfortable in this tiny little basket we put out for him while at the Vet's office. Dinky is a little bit shyer, but just as nice as his brother. They are a lot of fun to watch and they love to be held. They start purring like wild when you start petting them. They love to cuddle up too!

Both kittens have been neutered, have tested negative for FIV/FeLV, are up-to-date on all their vaccinations, and have no fleas or worms.

You can meet and play with Binky and Dinky at Animal Health Care of Marlboro (AHC), located at 299 Route 9 South (at Union Hill Road), Englishtown, NJ 07726 (Telephone: 732-972-3201).

Prospective adopters will be asked to complete an application form (DOC | PDF), and sign an adoption contract if the application is approved. Our adoption fee for one cat is $100, or $150 for two cats together. The adoption fee helps cover our veterinary costs.

Please consider giving one or both of these guys a place in your heart and home. If you are interested in adopting Binky and/or Dinky, please contact us!



Volunteer with Scarlet Paws and earn time in the Middlesex Time Bank

(8/2/2014) The Time Bank is an online community created by individuals in the Middlesex County that promotes the equality of hours of different individuals. The idea is simple: Time Bank members share donated time services using time credits instead of money. For every hour that you invest doing work for someone (ex., Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network) you get an hour in your "time account." You can then request an hour on any service available that is more convenient to your needs. Our members use a proprietary computer program to post their needs and the skills they are willing to provide, and to keep track of their time credits. Members can easily find each other when they are in need of a particular service or skill. Members can also be "matched" through our membership coordinator. We strongly encourage you to sign up as an individual and use any volunteer hours in support of Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network.

To become a member visit the website: middlesexnjstrong.timebanks.org. Please direct any questions about the Time Bank to spawnet@rci.rutgers.edu.




Zack loves Tuxie! They are looking for a foster or permanent home.

Zack and Tuxie

(7/26/2014) Zack and Tuxie (above, click for a larger image) are two cats rescued from College Avenue Campus, who are seeking adoption or foster care.

Tuxie is a large Black & White Tuxedo female rescued from College Avenue Campus in Fall 2013. Approximately 2 years old now, Tuxie has been spayed, vaccinated for rabies and distemper, and is negative for FIV/Feleuk.

Tuxie has been overcoming her shyness of people and now is very vocal for attention with her foster adult. She loves to be petted on her head and chin, flops down on her side to stretch happily, and is ready for the next step of being fostered or adopted by an adult who is an experienced cat socializer. She would make ideal companion for adult(s) who live in a small apartment so she can race around when she gets the "crazies" and satisfy her great curiosity, but return easily to her safe home base spot.

Tuxie loves wet food, uses her litterbox, and loves to rub her face and body while standing on her tippy-toes. Tuxie would be ideal with an experienced cat-socializer as her next foster person or permanent care-giver.

Zack was rescued from College Ave Campus in New Brunswick in early June 2014. Zack has been neutered, vaccinated for rabies and distemper, and has tested negative for FIV/Feleuk.

Zack has blossomed into a playful, gentle curious youngster who LOVES the company of other friendly cats! Zack is still often shy with new people, so he would be ideal for a patient, understanding, and experienced cat owner who would be able to spend time learning to bond with him.

Zack enjoys scrambling after balls of paper thrown by his foster family. He loves to be pet and scratched on his head and chin, and flops down on his side like a rag doll when you oblige! With the right person and other cats to keep him company, he is ready to discover all the adventures that living safely indoors offers. He will come up to you when you offer his favorite foods - dry kitten chow and any canned food.

Zack loves Tuxie! If possible, it would be wonderful to adopt this pair together (though it is not required).

Prospective adopters will be asked to complete an application form (DOC | PDF), and sign an adoption contract if the application is approved. Our adoption fee for one cat is $100, or $150 for two cats together. The adoption fee helps cover our veterinary costs.

Please note that potential fosterers will be asked to complete a foster agreement (DOC | PDF).

If you are interested in fostering or adopting Zack and/or Tuxie, please contact us!

Click the below pictures to see larger images of Tuxie (check back soon for pictures of Zack):

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Misha and Grisha are ready to be adopted!

Misha Grisha

(7/19/2014; updated 7/26/2014) Misha (above left, click for a larger picture) and Grisha (above right, click for a larger picture) are brothers who are looking for their forever home! They were rescued from Rutgers' Douglass Campus.

Misha is a black male kitten, while Grisha is a grey male kitten. They are approximately 11-12 weeks old. Both love to explore and play with toys and balls of paper! They are a lot of fun to watch and they love to be held. They start purring like little machines when you start petting them. They love to cuddle up, too!

Misha and Grisha have been neutered, tested negative for FiV and feline leukemia, are up-to-date on all their vaccinations, and have no fleas or worms.

You can meet and play with Misha and Grisha at Animal Health Care of Marlboro (AHC), located at 299 Route 9 South (at Union Hill Road), Englishtown, NJ 07726 (Telephone: 732-972-3201).

Prospective adopters will be asked to complete an application form (DOC | PDF), and sign an adoption contract if the application is approved. Our adoption fee for one cat is $100, or $150 for two cats together. The adoption fee helps cover our veterinary costs.

Please consider giving one or both of these guys a forever home! If you are interested in adopting Misha and/or Grisha, please contact us!



Vote for Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network in the Animal Rescue Site's "Summer Fun" Shelter Challenge!!

(07/19/2014) You can now vote for Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network in the Animal Rescue Site's "Summer Fun" Shelter Challenge! Your vote will help The Animal Rescue Site choose which domestic and international animal rescue and welfare organizations to support with grants.

To vote, please do the following:

  1. Go to: http://www.shelterchallenge.com/
  2. Click Search to the left (below "Vote today!")
  3. For Shelter Name enter Scarlet Paws
  4. Click Search
  5. Click Vote to the right of Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network
  6. Enter the Captcha text displayed, and click Vote.

You can vote once per day.

Thanks for voting!



Alicia

Alicia is looking for a foster home or permanent home!

(7/12/2014) Alicia (left; click for a larger image) is a young, elegant, fast-moving, beautiful female tabby rescued in the winter from College Avenue Campus. Approximately 1 year old, she has been neutered, vaccinated for rabies and distemper, and is negative for FIV/Feleuk. Alicia does not sit still for long, unless she is standing on your lap, pushing her face into your chin while purring. She burns energy leaping from place to place, galloping quickly and quietly as she makes her rounds! She loves dry food, loves to have her head, chin and back scratched and purrs if you oblige!

Alicia is nervous with other cats and swats/advances if they get too close to her. She would be ideal as single cat or with another cat who would respect her space. She would do well with responsible older children who would oblige her need for human contact and also recognize when she just wants to sleep instead!

Prospective adopters will be asked to complete an application form (DOC | PDF). Our adoption fee for one cat is $100. The adoption fee helps cover our veterinary costs.

Please note that potential fosterers will be asked to complete a foster agreement (DOC | PDF).

If you are interested in adopting or fostering Alicia, please contact us!

Click the below pictures to see larger images of Alicia:

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Shop with Amazon Smile and raise money for Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network

(7/6/2014) We are now listed as a eligible charity for Amazon Smile! This means you can shop Amazon.com and select Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network Inc as your charitable organization. Amazon will then donate 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Scarlet Paws. Please click here or the button below to get started:

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Sweetie, a special-needs kitty, still needs a special home!

Sweetie

(12/26/2013; updated 1/23/2014) Sweetie, a beautiful FIV-positive female cat, needs a special home. Sweetie loves to be petted and handled. She is allowed to roam her foster home for several hours each day, and she comes when called. Otherwise, she likes to explore. At times she will go under furniture to take a nap. Sweetie received vet care that included eight teeth removed and successful treatment for a gum infection. She has more energy since her treatment, and behaves pretty much as any cat would. She sheds some fur, but this may be unrelated to her health condition, and her coat looks fine with no bald areas. This lovable cat craves human contact and a new permanent home where she would be the sole cat. Sweetie is a beautiful animal despite her illness. She would bond with anyone who would care for her, and is low-maintenance. While her prognosis is not good for longevity, she is not suffering, and enjoys being able to face another day. She is litter box trained. Her name Sweetie is very appropriate. It describes her personality perfectly.

If you are interested in giving Sweetie a home, please contact Richard at: 732-435-0873, 908-307-3615, or via email at: tegu36@aol.com



Goldie is still looking for a home!

Goldie

(10/13/2013; Updated 1/1/2014) Goldie (left; click picture for a larger image) is a sweet, friendly, gentle and loving one-eyed senior cat (13 years old). She is currently in foster care. Her previous owner was an elderly gentleman who was no longer able to care for her.

Goldie is an extraordinarily people-oriented cat who would be best suited for someone who spends a lot of time at home. She readily greets new people (both adults and responsible children) and loves to sit on someone's lap or rub around their legs. Goldie is also very vocal!

Please note that Goldie would prefer to be the single cat in a home, as she is aggressive towards other cats.

Goldie has been spayed and front de-clawed, has tested negative for FIV/Feline Leukemia, and is up to date on her Rabies and Distemper vaccinations.

If you are interested in adopting Goldie, please visit her Petfinder page at: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/26493231?rvp=1 or contact us!

Please note that prospective adopters will be asked to complete an application form (DOC | PDF). Our adoption fee for one cat is $100. The adoption fee helps cover our veterinary costs.